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#3326714 - 08/18/13 02:27 PM Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis
Tnscooter63
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I was wondering if anyone has used these. I was lurking in the other foot pain threads recently and have been wearing some new red wing boots with the extra heel inserts from wally world for about a month. It has helped a lot but still quite a bit of heel pain in the morning and some in the day. Soooo I am trying the exercises and am thinking about one of the slip on sock type or even the splint. Thanks
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#3326723 - 08/18/13 02:42 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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Let me know how they work. I trashed my left foot back in 2002 and still have pain off and on with it.
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#3326754 - 08/18/13 03:18 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Poser]
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1. try these
2. massage arch before you stand after long periods off feet.
3. lose weight
4. get off feet
5. night splint helps
6. stretch

i have/had PF and it is HECK!


Edited by beachguy (08/18/13 03:24 PM)
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#3326756 - 08/18/13 03:20 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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I've tried very insert on the planet, including $500 "custom" inserts. the Powersteps are the only ones that worked. I've been wearing them for 13 years.
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#3326758 - 08/18/13 03:23 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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Took me some time to get rid of it, but stretches and arch support insoles helped more than anything. Stretches that lengthen the calf and Achilles tendon are what help to relieve the pain and tightness. Try standing a few feet from a wall, keeping feet flat on the floor, and lean over to the wall for 10-15 seconds, stretching the calf and Achilles. Also try stretching your foot vertically against the wall while keeping the back of your heel on the floor.
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#3326759 - 08/18/13 03:24 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: EastTNHunter]
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 Originally Posted By: EastTNHunter
Stretches that lengthen the calf and Achilles tendon are what help to relieve the pain and tightness. Try standing a few feet from a wall, keeping feet flat on the floor, and lean over to the wall for 10-15 seconds, stretching the calf and Achilles. Also try stretching your foot vertically against the wall while keeping the back of your heel on the floor.

YES!
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#3326800 - 08/18/13 03:53 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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A buddy of mine told me his doctor said to take a belt, put your foot over it, and gently pull back. Apparently it stretches the muscles, alot like EastTNHunter's method.
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#3326813 - 08/18/13 04:03 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: moondawg]
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 Originally Posted By: moondawg
A buddy of mine told me his doctor said to take a belt, put your foot over it, and gently pull back. Apparently it stretches the muscles, alot like EastTNHunter's method.

Yep or even a towel
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#3326850 - 08/18/13 04:30 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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Yeah, I definitely notice a big difference when I stretch. One of my shortcomings in dealing with PF, however, is not stretching during hunting season because I am up so early. I feel like that deer season, wearing a pack and doing a lot of walking, especially in the cold, sometimes intense cold, really takes it toll on my injury. I need to buckle down and stretch at 3:30 in the morning or whatever time it is I get up to deer hunt.
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#3326913 - 08/18/13 05:45 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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 Originally Posted By: beachguy
1. try these
2. massage arch before you stand after long periods off feet.
3. lose weight
4. get off feet
5. night splint helps
6. stretch

i have/had PF and it is HECK!


I seen this last time and was a bit confused on which inserts to get, but I didn't have the boots I have now. Which ones do you use the Pinnacle Orthotic or the new Maxx? and are these supposed to be used instead of the shoe inserts mine are removable which I think would be more comfortable. I haven't started any stretching yet but I can see how it will help since the back of my leg has been very stiff, the frozen water bottle does wonders tho.

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#3326916 - 08/18/13 05:48 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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i use the Pinnacle Powerstep. yes they are to replace factory soles


Edited by beachguy (08/18/13 05:49 PM)
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#3326919 - 08/18/13 05:50 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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long but good read
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#3326945 - 08/18/13 06:23 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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I too use the power step inserts. Have had good luck with the Pinnacle. I also wear New Balance shoes as much as possible. For steel toe boots I stick with Wolverine Durashock soles.
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#3327055 - 08/18/13 07:40 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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 Originally Posted By: beachguy
1. try these
2. massage arch before you stand after long periods off feet.
3. lose weight
4. get off feet
5. night splint helps
6. stretch

i have/had PF and it is HECK!


Avoid running around barefoot...
Ice packs helps as well
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#3327145 - 08/18/13 08:49 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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as a runner who rarely takes a day off, i have lived in fear of the deaded PF for a long time. know plenty of runners alot better than me who had to give it up. so far, i have avoided it. i have heard from others that rotating aspercreme and beep heating rub helps deal with pain.
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#3327331 - 08/18/13 11:25 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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 Originally Posted By: Tnscooter63
I was wondering if anyone has used these. I was lurking in the other foot pain threads recently and have been wearing some new red wing boots with the extra heel inserts from wally world for about a month. It has helped a lot but still quite a bit of heel pain in the morning and some in the day. Soooo I am trying the exercises and am thinking about one of the slip on sock type or even the splint. Thanks


1) Quit wearing boots if you have P.F.
a) If you haven't already, get fit for running shoes. Wear them....frequently
2) STRETCH.....A LOT
3) Pick a spot where you can exercise it. One of the best exercises for P.F. is to walk short distances (25' or so at a time). Walk it on your heels. Turn around, and walk it on your tip-toes. Repeat 3 more times, then stretch.
4) Do the above exercise at least twice a day, increasing your distance as you are able.
5) The stretchie thing is probably a good idea, but it's temporary. Laying in bed isn't hurting your feet.
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#3327550 - 08/19/13 07:40 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: beachguy]
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 Originally Posted By: beachguy
i use the Pinnacle Powerstep. yes they are to replace factory soles


Yes.

I tried everything, ever ordered stuff online and nothing worked. I posted about it on here over two years ago asking for advice.

I went to the foot doctorONCEand he talked me into using Powersteps.

I have not had a problem since. No stretching or anything to wear at night, nothing and I walk MILES every day.

Today I have Powersteps in every shoe and boots I use. I have only had to replace them in the ones I use everyday all year, the others are used only certain times of the year like hunting so they are still good to go.

Get yourself to the foot doctor.
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#3327559 - 08/19/13 07:45 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: redblood]
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my wife wore a splint for awhile, but the biggest help was one of those mini footbal foot rollers that you put in the freezer (it looked like a mini football with dirt bike tire tread or knobbies on it). She would roll her foot every night and this seemed to help the most. It takes time to recover from that and hers was no exception. Took about 6 weeks to fully recover if I remember right.
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#3327590 - 08/19/13 08:09 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Unicam]
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 Originally Posted By: Unicam
my wife wore a splint for awhile, but the biggest help was one of those mini footbal foot rollers that you put in the freezer (it looked like a mini football with dirt bike tire tread or knobbies on it). She would roll her foot every night and this seemed to help the most. It takes time to recover from that and hers was no exception. Took about 6 weeks to fully recover if I remember right.


I was going to mention rolling a tennis ball while applying some pressure also helps. Sounds a lot like what this thing does.

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#3328510 - 08/19/13 08:48 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: PalsPal]
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inserts help mine ( almost over it after about 3 mos ) , the belt exercise , combined with the stretching and a split. Not sure which or if all did it but something did. Maybe its the Gentleman Jack !
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#3328520 - 08/19/13 08:53 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: PalsPal]
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inserts help mine ( almost over it after about 3 mos ) , the belt exercise , combined with the stretching and a split. Not sure which or if all did it but something did. Maybe its the Gentleman Jack ! oh yea . praying seems to help. Me an my bow are leaving for NM in exactly 4 weeks , I was beginning to sweat it !
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#3328577 - 08/19/13 09:28 PM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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I dealt with this in both feet for years. Everything I tried was a bandaid at best and only provided a small amount of relief. If you can take the pain and you can convince your doctor, get a steroid shot in your heel. It cured mine within days.
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#3328748 - 08/20/13 06:05 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Traditional]
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A lot of great tips here. I have some powersteps on the way and they should be here Friday, cant wait. It helps a bunch just keeping the crocs by the bed and putting them on first thing, its always the simplest things, also the frozen bottle at night is great tho. Not sure when I can get to the foot doc, we are getting ready for a big inspection and working 10 hour days but if the PS don't help next week I will have to make the time. Thanks a bunch.
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#3328769 - 08/20/13 06:35 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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All the foot dr did for me was stick a 4" needle(cortisone)in the side of my heel. My first and last visit. Google became my dr after that lol
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#3328801 - 08/20/13 07:06 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: SALTMAN]
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I soaked my right foot in Epsom salt and as hot of water I could stand. Did this for 20-30 minutes a day for a week straight and it helped a lot but I still get minor heel pains from time to time but I blame that on my boots because they are older than dirt and wore out.
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#3328929 - 08/20/13 08:51 AM Re: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis [Re: Tnscooter63]
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 Originally Posted By: Tnscooter63
A lot of great tips here. I have some powersteps on the way and they should be here Friday, cant wait. It helps a bunch just keeping the crocs by the bed and putting them on first thing, its always the simplest things, also the frozen bottle at night is great tho. Not sure when I can get to the foot doc, we are getting ready for a big inspection and working 10 hour days but if the PS don't help next week I will have to make the time. Thanks a bunch.


I hope you got the Powerstep Pro. That's the one the doctors sells in his office and the one I use. You can get them on Amazon.
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